Proverbs 17:25
New International Version
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him.

New Living Translation
Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.

English Standard Version
A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.

Berean Study Bible
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.

New American Standard Bible
A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him.

New King James Version
A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him.

King James Bible
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

Christian Standard Bible
A foolish son is grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.

Contemporary English Version
Foolish children bring sorrow and pain to their parents.

Good News Translation
Foolish children bring grief to their fathers and bitter regrets to their mothers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A foolish son is grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.

International Standard Version
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to his mother.

NET Bible
A foolish child is a grief to his father, and bitterness to the mother who bore him.

New Heart English Bible
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A foolish son angers his father and embitters her that bore him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A foolish son is a heartache to his father and bitter grief to his mother.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A foolish son is vexation to his father, And bitterness to her that bore him.

New American Standard 1977
A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her that bore him.

King James 2000 Bible
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

American King James Version
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

American Standard Version
A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her that bare him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A foolish son is a cause of anger to his father, and grief to her that bore him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A foolish son is the anger of the father: and the sorrow of the mother that bore him.

Darby Bible Translation
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

English Revised Version
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

Webster's Bible Translation
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

World English Bible
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.

Young's Literal Translation
A provocation to his father is a foolish son, And bitterness to her that bare him.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
24Wisdom is the focus of the discerning, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth. 25A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him. 26It is surely not good to punish the innocent or to flog a noble for his honesty.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.

Proverbs 17:21
A man fathers a fool to his own grief; the father of a fool has no joy.

Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.

Proverbs 29:15
A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

Treasury of Scripture

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 15:20
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

Proverbs 19:13
A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.







Lexicon
A foolish
כְּסִ֑יל (kə·sîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

son
בֵּ֣ן (bên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

brings grief
כַּ֣עַס (ka·‘as)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3708: Vexation, anger

to his father
לְ֭אָבִיו (lə·’ā·ḇîw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

and bitterness
וּ֝מֶ֗מֶר (ū·me·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4470: Bitterness

to her who bore him.
לְיוֹלַדְתּֽוֹ׃ (lə·yō·w·laḏ·tōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage
Verse 25. - This verse is more or less a repetition of ver. 21; Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 15:20; and comp. Proverbs 19:13. A grief (kaas). The Vulgate and Septuagint translate, "anger." A foolish son provokes the wrath of his father, and is bitterness to her that bare him, "Bitterness" (memer) oesurs nowhere else; mar and marar are common enough. 17:19. If we would keep a clear conscience and a quiet mind, we must shun all excitements to anger. And a man who affects a style of living above his means, goes the way to ruin. 20. There is nothing got by ill designs. And many have paid dear for an unbridled tongue. 21. This speaks very plainly what many wise and good men feel very strongly, how grievous it is to have a foolish, wicked child. 22. It is great mercy that God gives us leave to be cheerful, and cause to be cheerful, if by his grace he gives us hearts to be cheerful. 23. The wicked are ready to part with their money, though loved, that they may not suffer for their crimes. 24. The prudent man keeps the word of God continually in view. But the foolish man cannot fix his thoughts, nor pursue any purpose with steadiness. 25. Wicked children despise the authority of their father, and the tenderness of their mother. 26. It is very wrong to find fault for doing what is duty. 27,28. A man may show himself to be a wise man, by the good temper of his mind, and by the good government of his tongue. He is careful when he does speak, to speak to the purpose. God knows his heart, and the folly that is bound there; therefore he cannot be deceived in his judgment as men may be.
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